Written by attorney Elizabeth E. Bourdon

Five Things You Need to Know About the Interstate Agreement on Detainers (IAD) in Florida

This guide is intended to inform people about how Florida has interpreted the Interstate Agreement on Detainers for prisoners outside of Florida who seek final disposition on a Florida case or cases. While every state has statutes on the IAD, how a state applies those statutes may differ.

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Florida Statute 941.45 is the Interstate Agreement on Detainers. To see see the technical requirements of the IAD, such as the information within the required paperwork (there are multiple components on the time certificate, for example; see Article III (a)), the time provisions (Article III (a) for prisoner initiated or Article IV (c) if State initiated), or the anti-shuttling provision (Article III (d)), please follow the link provided.

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